The Toronto Raptors (2-8) host the Charlotte Hornets (6-6) in a matchup of Atlantic Division teams at Amalie Arena, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The Hornets are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for the matchup is .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 14, 2021, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Raptors vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 14

Raptors:
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee)

Hornets:
Gordon Hayward: Day To Day (Hip),
Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (+8)
Total Pick Under (221.5)
Prediction Hornets 111, Raptors 109

 

While FanDuel has the Raptors winning by eight, the model has the Hornets taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (9.7 points). Take the Hornets.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (219.8 points) marginally lower than the FanDuel over/under (221.5 points).

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Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Fred VanVleet 10 20.9 4.5 5.8 1.3 0.6 3.5
Pascal Siakam 9 20.4 8.8 5.1 0.8 0.6 1.4
Kyle Lowry 9 19.0 6.0 6.7 1.1 0.0 2.9
Chris Boucher 10 14.3 6.2 0.9 0.6 2.6 1.7
OG Anunoby 10 12.6 5.4 1.7 1.8 0.6 1.8

Raptors Player Props

  • Fred VanVleet’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 18.5, 2.4 points lower than his season average of 20.9.
  • Kyle Lowry’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 29.5, 2.2 lower than his season average of 31.7.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Chris Boucher’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 2.1 blocks lower than his season average of 2.6.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 12 22.0 5.0 3.8 1.3 0.4 2.2
Terry Rozier 12 19.4 3.8 2.6 1.4 0.5 3.3
P.J. Washington 12 12.3 6.4 3.0 0.9 1.3 1.3
LaMelo Ball 12 11.9 7.1 5.9 1.5 0.3 1.6
Devonte’ Graham 12 11.4 3.2 6.6 1.7 0.0 2.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Gordon Hayward’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 18.5, 3.5 points lower than his season average of 22.0.
  • Devonte’ Graham’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 26.5, 5.3 greater than his season average of 21.2.
  • Terry Rozier’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Graham’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals less than his season average of 1.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Raptors are shooting 44% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points lower than the 44.8% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • Toronto is 2-2 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it shoots higher than 44.8% from the field.
  • Charlotte has a 5-1 record against the spread and a 5-1 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 44% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hornets are shooting 44.2% from the field, 1.3% lower than the 45.5% the Raptors’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Charlotte has a 4-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.5% from the field.
  • When Toronto’s opponents shoot over 44.2% from the field, it is 1-3 against the spread and 1-3 overall.
  • The Raptors shoot 36.4% from beyond the arc, 3.5% higher than the 32.9% the Hornets allow to opponents.
  • Toronto is 2-5 against the spread and 1-6 overall when it shoots better than 32.9% from distance.
  • Charlotte is 5-4 against the spread while putting up a 5-4 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 36.4% from beyond the arc.
  • The Hornets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.8%) is -0.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Raptors are averaging (36.6%).
  • Charlotte has a 4-2 ATS record and is 4-2 straight-up when the team makes more than 36.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Toronto has a 2-2 ATS record and a 1-3 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 35.8% of its three-point shots.
  • The Raptors hit 15.6 three-pointers per game this season, 2.8 more made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Hornets allow.
  • Toronto is 3-2 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Charlotte is 1-3 ATS and 1-3 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.
  • The Hornets rank 17th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Raptors give up the 22nd-fewest made threes in the league.
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Raptors vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Raptors Rank Raptors AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
18th 111.1 Points Scored 107.2 24th
23rd 112.5 Points Allowed 107.2 8th
26th 43.3 Rebounds 44.6 8th
17th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 10.7 10th
4th 15.6 3pt Made 12.8 17th
21st 23.6 Assists 28.7 1st
10th 13.3 Turnovers 14 14th

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